1 suspect in custody, 1 at large in Gadsden shooting | News
GADSDEN, AL (WBRC)- Gadsden police say one suspect is in custody and another is still at
large in connection to a shooting that wounded two people in an east
Numerous law enforcement officials responded to an east Gadsden neighborhood Friday morning after hearing a report of shots being fired during a footchase.
Gadsden police said two men were shot in a residential area near Slusser Avenue and Stillman Avenue around 9 a.m. The victims, a 22-year-old man and 28-year-old man, both from Gadsden, were loading furniture into a U-Haul truck in front of one of the men's homes when the shooting started.
Police say two black males approached the victims and began shooting. The victims ran in different directions and both were shot, one in the shoulder and one in the foot. The men were taken to the hospital for treatment for their injuries, which were not life-threatening.
Gadsden police found one of the shooting suspects inside a house a couple of blocks away from the shooting, in the 1200 block of Grant Ave. He was taken into custody without incident. Police have not released his identity, or the identity of the suspect still at large.
The Etowah County Department of Human Resources, located on Hoke Street, was briefly placed on lockdown during the investigation due to its proximity to the shooting.
One eyewitness told FOX 6 News Reporter Dixon Hayes that three of the bullets hit his house, two ricocheted off and one went through his bedroom wall.
Officials with the Etowah County Drugs and Major Crimes Task Force joined Gadsden police in the investigation.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.
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